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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 3. General

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§1514. Personal Protective Devices.

(a) The employer shall require employees to use the required personal protective equipment.

(b) Personal protective equipment required by these orders shall be approved and distinctly marked so as to facilitate identification.

EXCEPTION: Employer manufactured shields, barriers, etc.

(c) Personal protective equipment shall be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

(d) The employer shall assure that employee-owned personal protective equipment complies with these regulations and that this equipment is maintained in a safe, sanitary condition.

(e) Protectors shall be of such design, fit and durability as to provide adequate protection against the hazards for which they are designed. They shall be reasonably comfortable and shall not unduly encumber the employee's movements.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. Repealer and new section filed 7-12-74; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 74, No. 28).

2. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 2-6-76; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 76, No. 6).

3. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 10-18-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 43).

4. Amendment of subsection (a) NOTE filed 5-3-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 78, No. 18).

5. Repealer and new section filed 9-27-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85. No. 40).

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